How to Detect Apps Leaking Your Data

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by lotuseclat79, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    How to Detect Apps Leaking Your Data.

    -- Tom
  2. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Detect apps leaking your data by leaking your data to Mobilescope?

    "When a person signs up for Mobilescope, a configuration file is sent to his device. Once installed, this file causes all future Internet traffic to be routed through a Mobilescope server so that it can analyze the data that comes and goes to the device and its apps....

    Mobilescope can even examine data that is sent over the most common types of secure connection used by apps, similar to those used by banking websites, by intercepting the certificates involved. The service cannot decrypt other data, but Soltani says that few apps bother to use encryption. Data collected by Mobilescope is discarded after each session of use, and is only ever stored on a person's own device."

    Allow Mobilescope to MITM your secure connections? Banking? How can it be said that data collected by Mobilscope is only ever stored on a person's own device right after communicating that it is at least temporarily stored on their servers? Such an analyzer sounds quite useful but it should be designed to NOT send your data to the developer.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
  3. Wroll

    Wroll Registered Member

    Nov 29, 2011
    At least they are sincere with what their app is doing.
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